Epidemiology: An Introduction

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Aug 1, 2000 - Medical - 190 pages
This accessible and clearly-structured book offers a comprehensive insight into the methods and principles of epidemiological study alongside an analysis of the broad context in which epidemiological work is undertaken. Chapters on sources of epidemiological data, on epidemiological study designs and on basic statistical measures for epidemiological studies are used to introduce the reader to the traditional underpinnings of epidemiological work.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What is epidemiology?
1
Part 1 The design and analysis of epidemiological studies
11
Chapter 2 Epidemiological information
13
Chapter 3 Pattern of disease
32
Chapter 4 Principle and experiments
53
Chapter 5 Observational studies and design choices
70
Chapter 6 The epidemiological analysis of tabular data
86
Part 2 Assessing and applying epidemiology
105
Chapter 8 Evidencebased health care
124
Chapter 9 Bringing in context and people
142
Chapter 10 The practice of epidemiology
156
Inferential statistics
167
Glossary
168
References
173
Index
183
Back cover
197

Chapter 7 Putting the parts together
107

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Graham Moon is Professor of Health Services Research at the Institute for the Geography of Health, University of Portsmouth. His current research interests focus on the geographies of health related behaviour, particularly, smoking and drinking, and the geographies of primary health care reforms.

Myles Gould is lecturer in geography at the Department of Geography, University of Leeds. His research interests focus on the quantative analysis of secondary information on health and health care.

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